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Neher: Tomasz Robak And The Art Of Interpretation

on April 2, 2018 - 3:18pm
Pianist Tomasz Robak will perform at several local events April 11, 12 and 13. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director

Do you like puzzles? When it comes to making sense of a bunch of dots and lines or characters on a page, there is nothing quite like the fun and affirmation we receive when interpreting printed music or words – a sort of puzzle. We do it almost without thinking, every day. When you read an article in the newspaper (this one, even!) you bring your whole life’s history to bear in making meaning of the sentences.

Letter To The Editor: House Dist. 43 Needs To Be Represented By A Scientist With Experience In Politics

on April 2, 2018 - 7:57am
White Rock

Electing Pete Sheehey to the State Legislature will ensure that the best interests of all of District 43 are represented most effectively. The reason is simple District 43 needs to be represented by a scientist, with experience in politics, who also has the best interests of northern NM at heart.

Pete has passion about the issues, such as affordable physical and mental health care for all, plus the ability to apply calm scientific reasoning to problems and proposed solutions.

Fr. Glenn: An Easter Wager

on April 1, 2018 - 8:35am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

A very joyous and blessed Easter to all—the most sacred day of the Christian year as we celebrate the very cause of our joy: the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ on the third day after His death by crucifixion 2000-ish years ago.

Why such joy at this event?

Ben Ray Lujan: A Time For Reflection

on April 1, 2018 - 8:25am
My friend, the days are finally getting longer indicating spring has arrived. The warm sun, cool breeze, and blooming flowers reflect the time of year when people around the world celebrate the renewal of life.
For people of all faiths and backgrounds, spring is the opportunity to start anew and appreciate the coming of the new season. Please join me in celebrating the different faiths, religions, and cultures of America. Our diversity and multiculturalism are the backbone of our country.
As Americans, we fundamentally come from separate upbringings,

Liddie’s Traditional NM Dishes: Braised Lamb Chops

on April 1, 2018 - 8:23am
Braised lamb shoulder chops. Photo by Liddie Martinez
Española Valley
Spring always reminds me of the savory lamb dishes my Mom and Grandma made for our family gatherings.
My Grandfather and uncles were all sheep herders and lamb was a regular entre for our evening meals. Living on a farm meant nothing was wasted and so while the more expensive cuts of meat, like leg of lamb, were saved for family celebrations, slow cooking less expensive cuts brought out the wonderful flavor and tender texture we all craved.
The house would fill with an amazing aroma that

Glasco: Carbon Free Power Project

on March 31, 2018 - 10:01am

By Timothy A. Glasco, Utilities Manager
Department of Public Utilities

On April 10 the Board of Public Utilities and the County Council will convene to consider approval of a Power Sales Contract (PSC) with the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) organization, to continue our participation in the Carbon Free Power Project. This will be the world’s first small modular nuclear reactor power generation plant. Located in Idaho, this 600MW facility is scheduled to be operational by 2027. 

Over the past four years a fatal flaw analysis was conducted, and the project was discussed at